Anthony Bernulf Hodge
Skyfield Studio
Sculpture Gallery 2. 1 3

More writings about sculpture 1 and 2

Title - 'Critical Mass'. The Dice of Humanity
Photographs taken in the 'Chapel of Christ the Servant', also known as the 'Chapel of Industry'
in Coventry Cathedral, UK.
September 2016.
'Critical Mass'. The Dice of Humanity
'The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved at the level of thinking that created them'. Albert Einstein.

Many people believe today that humanity is now reaching a critical time in our evolution. In every field of concern this is a great opportunity for more people to come together in sufficient numbers to create a critical mass to effect a transformation for the better, whether they be acting on a local, national or planetary level.

Progress of humanity has often come in sudden bursts offering new changes in direction, leading upwards and onwards. Looking from a distance is to see the bigger picture, up close we can observe humanities imperfections. As the stained chevrons can remind us that so much blood has been shed in the process of human evolution.

Made out of stardust all matter radiates energy. Whether we can experience it through the colours of a rainbow, the sun through a prism dispersing light, or through the same colours as used in meditation, the whole is always greater than the sum of it's parts. By spinning all these colours at high speed is to see them turn into a brilliant white circle of light. Like a beam of light shining out of each dot on the dice, they can be our inspiration and illumination.

Out of the melting pack ice let the Dice of Humanity spring into action with more green ideas for a greener planet.

Anthony B Hodge. 2015. 

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Some more close up photographs taken at home
Acknowledgements - This sculpture was completed in 2015 by working on it gradually over a period of six months. It's body was constructed out of marine plywood over a steel armature with aluminium moulded sheet for the top section, and has been made up from over 60% recycled materials. It had a lightweight structure with a ballasted base. Digital art prints on canvas were bonded to the aluminium top section, and the main body colours were stencilled in place. The pack ice effect was created using waste polystrene, broken and shaped into form, then covered with a reinforced coating of 'Jesmonite' which creates a hard shell covering. The globe was also made using these materials. When displayed this sculpture was placed on a round 6ft wide deep sea coloured painted mat.

This sculpture was designed for an interior display only, and was made up of 4 sections which could be quickly assembled by three people. Height 2.74 mtrs (9 ft), maximum width 1.52 mtr (5 ft). As a project it would not have been possible to do without the assistance of my wife Liz and other members of my family at various stages. After having been exhibited this sculpture was dismantled and recycled again in 2017.

Anthony B Hodge.

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